Sexing 10 Week Barred Rocks

ashleyconnie

Chirping
Apr 16, 2020
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I am having the most difficult time even guessing at the sex of my barred rocks. 10 weeks, all from same batch. It’s my first time. Any help or tips are appreciated!
 

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Acre4Me

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Nov 12, 2017
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Based on comb and wattle growth for 10 weeks, these look like male. But, I'm not great at sexing M/F BR - I only have female BR. Since all look similar you don't have a comparison. FWIW, barred chickens that are male get 2 copies of the barred gene. So, double wide white bars = lighter colored chickens (if compared to female barred rocks). Saddle feathers will show up around 12+ weeks if male.
 

ashleyconnie

Chirping
Apr 16, 2020
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Alberta, Canada
Hi there, hope you are enjoying BYC! :frow

I agree with the statements from the first poster.. All four of them are some handsome fellas, yes cockerels! :)

Did you hatch any gals... or just have the worst luck ever? :pop

The WORST luck. I’ve also got 4 ameraucanas that are apparently all boys, too. One faverolles, boy. Four lavender orpingtons which I THINK are two and two...and four BCMs who I’m still not sure but definitely at least one roo.

Of 17 chicks, I so far only have *probably* two hens. I kinda want to cry haha
 

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